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Date Title Officials Location
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze Rep. Danny Davis Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2016 VA Applies Bipartisan Provision To Enhance Va Medical Care Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2016 Rep. McNerney's Bipartisan Bill to Improve Broadband Access for Veterans Passes House Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2016 Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 Rep. Danny Davis Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2016 Merchant Marine of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2016 Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal Act Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2016 Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015 Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Nov. 29, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Testimony on "Department of Defense Actions Concerning Voluntary Education Programs" Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Nov. 29, 2016 Davis Bill to Help Improve Veterans Claims Process Passes House Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
Nov. 29, 2016 Working to Integrate Networks Guaranteeing Member Access Now Act Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Assisted Reproductive Technology Coverage Under the Veterans Health Administration Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Assisted Reproductive Technology Coverage Under the Veterans Health Administration Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Assisted Reproductive Technology Coverage Under the Veterans Health Administration Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 Blog - Advocate: The VA Must Do Right by Trans Veterans Rep. Mike Quigley Unknown
Nov. 11, 2016 Tammy Duckworth Honors Her Fellow Veterans On Veterans Day Sen. Tammy Duckworth Chicago, IL
Nov. 10, 2016 Schakowsky Statement on Veterans Day Rep. Janice Schakowsky Chicago, IL
Nov. 2, 2016 Hultgren Hosts 14th District Forum on Veterans Treatment Courts Rep. Randall Hultgren Campton Hills, IL
Oct. 25, 2016 Rep. Kinzinger Statement on Veterans Repaying Bonuses Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
Oct. 20, 2016 Helping Veterans Successfully Adjust to Life after Combat and Deployment Rep. Randall Hultgren Campton Hills, IL
Oct. 20, 2016 Helping Veterans Successfully Adjust to Life after Combat and Deployment Rep. Randall Hultgren Campton Hills, IL
Oct. 18, 2016 After New Social Security Cost-Of-Living Announcement, Sen. Warren And Rep. Duckworth Urge Congress To Pass The SAVE Benefits Act To Provide Emergency Payments To Seniors, Veterans, And Other Americans Sen. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sloan Gibson, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Answers and Improvements from the VA after Veterans Crisis Hotline Failures Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sloan Gibson, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Answers and Improvements from the VA after Veterans Crisis Hotline Failures Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Northwest Herald - U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren talks Veterans' Issues, Trans-Pacific Partnership With Residents Rep. Randall Hultgren Unknown
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veteran Affairs - GI Bill Higher Education Institutions Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sloan Gibson, Deputy Secretary of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs - Call on VA to Improve Veterans Crisis Line Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sloan Gibson, Deputy Secretary of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs - Call on VA to Improve Veterans Crisis Line Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2016 The Advocate - Trans Vets Deserve Surgery Benefits Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - How Long Will VA Sit on its Hands While Our Heroes Suffer and Wait? Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Brown and Carper Slam Failure to Restore G.I. Bill Benefits for Student Veterans Harmed by ITT Tech Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Unanimous Consent Request--S. 2253 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 23, 2016 Combat Veteran Tammy Duckworth's New Bill Would Improve Trauma Care, Help Prevent Death And Disability Rep. Danny Davis Washington, DC
Sept. 23, 2016 Davis Statement on VA Naming Permanent Director of St. Louis VA Health System Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
Sept. 23, 2016 Shimkus Statement on New St. Louis VA Director Rep. John Shimkus Maryville, IL
Sept. 22, 2016 Reps. Davis and Yoho Bill to Improve VA Claims Process Headed to House Floor for Vote Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2016 Implementing the Veterans Choice Program Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2016 Veteran Suicide Prevention Month Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2016 Reps. Yoho and Davis Send Bill to Improve Benefit Claims for Veterans to House for Final Vote Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John King, Secretary, Department of Education - Regarding the Closure of ITT Tech and Associated Student Debt Relief Measures Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2016 Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016 Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Sept. 7, 2016 Tammy Duckworth's Bipartisan Bill Would Ensure Veterans Receive Same Preventive Health Benefits as All Insured Americans Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Sept. 2, 2016 Durbin Announces More Than $9.5 Million to Prevent Homelessness Among Illinois Veterans Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Aug. 1, 2016 Tammy Duckworth: Drop in Veteran Homelessness is Important Milestone, Not the Finish Line Sen. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
July 8, 2016 Napolitano-Davis Veterans Hiring Legislation Becomes Law Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Wyden, Senate Dems: VA Must Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Education Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 New Legislation will Protect Veterans Credit Ratings Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 Walorski, Delaney, Hultgren, Sinema Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veterans' Credit Ratings Rep. Randall Hultgren Mishawaka, IN
June 23, 2016 Rep. Bost's VA Accountability Bill Passes House Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Reps. Yoho and Davis Continue Fight to Improve Benefit Claims for Veterans Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Mcdonald, Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Concerns Surrounding the Spring 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Rep. Peter Roskam Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Following Her Appointment at Hines VA, Tammy Duckworth Continues Work to Improve Care & Access Sen. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
June 10, 2016 Bost Bill to Clean Up Veterans' Food Services Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Prosthetics Coding Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Daily Southtown - Thousands Gather at National Cemetery for Memorial Day Service Rep. Bill Foster Elwood, IL
June 1, 2016 Daily Southtown - Thousands Gather at National Cemetery for Memorial Day Service Sen. Tammy Duckworth Elwood, IL
May 28, 2016 At Chicago Memorial Day Ceremony, Tammy Duckworth Pays Tribute To Our Nation's Fallen Sen. Tammy Duckworth Chicago, IL
May 27, 2016 Schakowsky Statement In Honor of Memorial Day Rep. Janice Schakowsky Chicago, IL
May 27, 2016 Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Statement in Recognition of Memorial Day Rep. Cheri Bustos Moline, IL
May 23, 2016 Davis Meets with VA Under Secretary Shulkin Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Va Health Center Management Stability and Improvement Act Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Duckworth Responds To VA Secretary's Disney Comments Sen. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
May 20, 2016 Lipinski Gets Amendment Passed to Expand Successful Job Training Program for Veterans Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
May 19, 2016 Schakowsky Statement on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Funding Bill Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bills Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Duckworth Statement On MilCon-VA Appropriations Vote Sen. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
May 18, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 In Meeting With Secretary McDonald, Duckworth Secures VA's Commitment To Improve Care At Hines Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Durbin: Comprehensive Legislation To Improve Services For Veterans Introduced In Senate Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2016 Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Associated Press - Illinois Senate campaign targets "war hero' veterans record Sen. Tammy Duckworth Chicago, IL
May 8, 2016 The Ottawa Times: Duckworth, Durbin Appear in Ottawa Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
May 5, 2016 Duckworth Visits Chicago Non-Profit Helping Vets Transition into the Workforce in High-Skill, High-Paying Jobs Sen. Tammy Duckworth Chicago, IL
April 27, 2016 Rep. Kinzinger on Committee Passage of Veteran EMT Bill Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Bost Veterans Health Bill Receives Committee Hearing Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Hearing of the House Veterans Affairs Committee - Testimony of Rep. Bost, Legislative Hearing Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Letter to Mr. Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for Implementation of the US Department of Treasury - Central States Pension Fund Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Duckworth Calls On Congress To Honor The Promises Made To Our Veterans And Military Families By Opposing Cuts To The Post-9/11 GI Bill Sen. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
March 30, 2016 Duckworth Announces Nearly $5 Million For Organizations Fighting Homelessness In The Eighth District Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
March 28, 2016 Hultgren Cheers McHenry County College's Humanities Federal Grant Award for "The Journey Home" Rep. Randall Hultgren Campton Hills, IL
March 8, 2016 US News and World Report - Rep. Duckworth: Let's Refocus Efforts on Needs of Working Families Sen. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
March 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Charlie Dent and the Hon. Sanford Bishop, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Committee - Veteran's Suicide Hotline Staffing Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs - Regarding Hines VA Hospital Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2016 Letter to Linda Halliday, Deputy of the Office of Inspector General - A Demand for Transparency from VA Inspector General Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Our Veterans and All Taxpayers Deserve Transparency from the Watchdogs Created to Protect Them Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 VA, DACC Land Swap Legislation Headed to White House Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Durbin: Bipartisan Legislation to Allow for Danville VA Land Swap Heads to President's Desk Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Grant Read-Only Access to Congressional Offices Working to Help Veterans Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Grant Read-Only Access to Congressional Offices Working to Help Veterans Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Grant Read-Only Access to Congressional Offices Working to Help Veterans Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Bustos Recognizes Anniversary of Clay Hunt SAV Act, Votes to Strengthen Suicide Prevention Programs for Female Veterans Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Bustos Passes Amendment in Transportation Committee to Give Veterans Hiring Preference Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Erica Jeffries, Director of Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs - Protecting Student Veterans Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
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